I knew it wasn't going to be pretty. I'm stubborn and I:
*Eat when I'm hungry
*Eat when I'm with friends
*Eat when I'm stressed
*Allow myself treats as a reward for putting up with everything I put up with
*Feel deprived if I had to miss a meal
*Eating comes before all else.
*Get the shakes if I don't eat, so I overeat to avoid it
*Socializing is always over food
*We always get the appetizers when there are 3 or more of us
*We LOVE craft beer
*I have a sweet tooth about once a week
*We eat late and then I go to bed not long after
*I love burgahs
*I love pizza
*I love Nashville Hot Chicken - or heck Fried Chicken of any kind
*I love breakfast sandwiches with egg, cheese, and bacon
*I eat ALL my food with sauces, dressings, and extras
*I love gravy
*I am a foodie tried and true and a foodie critic if you read my blog
*We have to try every new restaurant in Nashville which keeps us quite busy
*I have a husband that cooks good food
*My salads have wonderful fattening foods atop them - and dressing
*I love cheese
*I love mayo
*I love Baskin Robins ice cream and Wendy's Frosties and DQ's mini blizzards
*I love Starbuck's Frappucino's
*I crave Taco Bell's Baja Blast Freeze
love crave Coca Cola's Ginger Coke
*I eat a lot of nuts between meals
*I never take time to exercise
All that makes for some disappointment when facing the facts at the next doctor check up. Cholesterol at the roof and weight gain. Doc wanting to add Statins and I'm saying no - for now. We'll see.
But it was enough to shock me into reality. Again.
I don't know about the sugar. I think we have to wait for the blood tests.
However, one can only imagine that it's not too good either if everything else is going in the wrong direction.
So, I guess I'll be trying harder. I have tried to make better selections, but it's the number of rewards and treats and socializing meals that pile up and get me in trouble. All of the above gets me in trouble. What starts out as few and far between, ends of being "quite often". The negotiations begin. "I'll have this today and be good tomorrow". Yeah right.
So Mom says:
*Eat healthy 80%
*Eat some of your favorites 20%
A friend says:
*Eat like a King for Breakfast
*Eat like a Prince for Lunch
*Eat like a Pauper for the Evening Meal
The doc says:
*Eat a low fat diet and here is a chart!
*Exercise 30 minutes a day
*Take statins to keep from having a stroke or heart attack
*Keep up the BP meds
*Don't eat white foods (sugar)
*Don't eat breakfast and don't eat much lunch
*We'll eat good at night
*George suggests I cook so we eat earlier
What do you say?
I do have a plan in works to help me eat better. But I'm still pondering. I'm probably going to make up some cheat sheets for myself as far as breakfast and lunch ideas (grocery store lists). We eat on the go so much. So I'll have to scan all the fast foods places and see which is the least fattening thing although I know it's all fattening. But at least I'll go for the lesser of all the evils. I'll have to work in a schedule for exercise and that is going to be the hard part. If morning I won't get to blog. If evening, I won't get to do ____________. Whatever. Dinner will be later. Right now evening is looking to be it. I don't want to give up blogging. I guess I'd rather give up reading or watching a show. It's only 30 minutes - but sometimes 30 minutes is all the free time in the evening I get. I'm just going to pray about it. But I need to work on the schedule and the menus.
I can't do what George says. My body is opposite of his. I will have to eat something probably every 4 to 6 hours. I will have to have something within the first 3 to 4 hours that I'm awake. I think I will need to eat a light breakfast, a medium lunch (salad, soup, whole grain sandwich, etc.), then eat a healthy snack mid afternoon - like carrots - and a very lite dinner - chicken salad and whole grain crackers, baked chicken and steamed veggies, etc. I'm all up for doing some cooking myself for us. I can take my kitchen back! I would love that for a while as George takes over the yard for this summer.
Anyway, yeah, things are going to have to change and a lot going on in my mind.
There are a number of things I can do I think that will help the situation.
I can plan some walking dates with friends also.
Life is really busy and full right now. A lot of things going on the calendar. Fun things too. If I can sit down and actually have time to put them on the calendar. lol I need to pack for my trip which is Monday through Wednesday of next week.
Today is the Southern Women's Show and I'm meeting Katy for breakfast and we'll probably eat all day so I'll have to make some good decisions. :-O If it looks good and I think it tastes good - don't eat it! lol
My first question to God when I meet Him will be: Why was everything that tasted good bad for ya? And everything that didn't taste as good, Good for ya?
Tomorrow we go to George's Mom's House to work in it. I'm sure George and his sister will be working/planning on how to handle the sale. I'm not sure when I'm going to get to pack and do laundry.
Anyway, better go and get ready for this Women's show. I'm looking for shoes, handbags, and jewelry. And mainly just a good fun day with my daughter.
Ya'll have a great weekend!